The wind has quieted down some this morning, although strong wind and rain battered the village about 3 am. I woke up to rain being driven through the open window and puddling on the bedroom floor. Last night tidewater had covered some roads in the Oyster Creek area, around the southwestern shore of the harbor, near the fish house, and in the middle of the back road.
According to the NCDOT, NC Highway 12 is closed in Dare Co., at the south end of Pea Island due to ocean overwash. The road is not expected to reopen until mid-morning on Friday, Sept. 26th, 2008.
To find out when the Hatteras, Swan Quarter, or Cedar Island ferries will be running call 1-800-BY FERRY.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the wreck of the Victoria S, and Ocracoke's first automobile accident. You can read it here.